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Pavement Inscription 4 (2.118G)
(233 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


The text was inscribed on a pavement slab for the gates at Dūr-Šarrukīn (Khorsabad).

Pavement Inscription 4 (2.118G)

(lines 31–41)

(Sargon II) … who conquered Samaria and the entire land of Bīt-Ḫumria (Israel);1 who plundered Ashdod (and) Šinuḫtu,2 who caught the Ionians3 like fish in the middle of the sea; who deported the Kasku, all of Taba…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “Pavement Inscription 4 (2.118G)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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